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Town News
 
Town Council Meetings--Town Council meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of every month.  A tentative agenda will normally be posted by the Monday prior to the meeting.
 
 
NEXT MEETING
 
The next regular meeting of the Town Council will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7:00 PM, at Town Hall.  The agenda includes adoption of the FY 2017-18 Budget and the final amended budget for the current fiscal year. 
 
 
 
COUNCIL MEETING -- 1/25/17
 
1.   The budget calendar for fiscal year 2017-18 was discussed.  Key dates were identified, including a public hearing to be scheduled for May 24th.
 
2.   The Pedestrian Plan is moving along.  The planner will spend time evaluating options for gateways during the week of Feb. 6.  A public meeting will be held in April to receive comments and suggestions.  Residents are encouraged to attend Town Council meetings to stay apprised of planning progress.
 
 
COUNCIL MEETING -- 2/22/17
 
1.   The Pedestrian Plan continues to progress.  Property owners are being contacted as the Town Council seeks input and involvement as the Plan moves along.  Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 5:00pm-7:00pm, has been set as an opportunity for everyone to hear about the plan and to provide comment.  The meeting will be a drop-in format and held at the Danbury Library.  A letter will be sent prior to the meeting.
 
 
COUNCIL MEETING -- 3/22/17
 
1.   Feasability of constructing an expandable public Wi-Fi system in the central part of town was discussed.  Further study will happen over the next months.
 
2.   A Request For Proposals was issued for garbage and recycling services.  Proposals will be opened on April 12th and a selection will be made at the May 3rd meeting.
 
3.   A reminder that the Pedestrian Plan public workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 5:00pm-7:00pm, at the library.
 
 
SPECIAL MEETING -- 4/26/17
 
A special public workshop was held on April 26th.  The purpose of the drop-in event was to receive public comment on the "Connect Danbury" Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan.  A number of renderings were displayed to show the vision for connecting the center of town with government services on the west end of town and recreational opportunities on the east end.  Also envisioned was an extention of the Mountains to Sea Trail into town, including a trailhead and new route to Hanging Rock.  A multi-use Greenway on Scott Branch was the most popular idea.
 
Participants prioritized fifteen separate pedestrian-related projects.  The top five were:  1) Scott Branch Greenway, 2) Southern Gateway, a focal point at Sheppard Mill Road, 3) Main Street Sidewalk - south side, 4) Mountains to Sea Trail Connection, 5) Main Street Sidewalk - north side.
 
The Plan should be completed about mid-year.  Residents are encouraged to visit Town Hall to see and discuss components of the plan.
 
 
COUNCIL MEETING -- 5/3/17
 
1.   Public hearing on the Stokes County Comprehensive Transportation Plan.  The Town Council adopted the Plan by Resolution.
 
2.   Destination by Design presented the results of the special meeting held on April 26th. Council discussed and confirmed priorities.
 
3.   Council selected Foothill Waste Solutions to provide the town with garbage and recycling services, pending agreement on contract terms.
 
 
COUNCIL MEETING -- 5/24/17
 
1.   A public hearing was held regarding the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-18.  No tax increase is proposed.  Budget adoption is scheduled for June 28th, 7:00PM at Town Hall.
 
2.   A new three-year contract for garbage and recycling services was approved.  The contractor will be Foothill Waste Solutions, a Stokes County based company.
 
3.   A new two-year contract for fire and rescue services was approved.
 
4.   A contract for annual auditing services was approved.  Rouse, Rouse, Penn and Rouse, LLP, of Eden, NC, will provide the service.
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
The Town Council  frequently discusses a concern for pedestrian safety as residents and visitors go about their business on Main Street.  While the design of the street is unlikely to change, we can, as motorists, change our behavior.  Not only is it dangerous for pedestrians, it has also been common for pets and wildlife to be injured or killed, as well.  Everyone is being asked to obey speed limits and to be alert for people and animals crossing the street.    Please help us out.
 
 
Planning and Zoning Board Meetings--The Planning and Zoning Board meets on an as-needed basis.  Meeting dates are advertised in advance.
 
 
Recycling in Danbury--  Danbury residents who are currently receiving garbage service are encouraged to take advantage of curbside recycling. This service occurs on an every-other-week basis.  The pickup schedule can be found under the "Departments" tab.
 
General recycling information can be found at www.wasteindustries.com and www.co.stokes.nc.us.   
 
 
Visit Danbury!
Danbury, the county seat of Stokes County, North Carolina, is located approximately 20 miles north of Winston-Salem, NC, on highway NC 8/89. Nestled among the natural beauty of the Dan River and Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury is a great place to visit, live and work. We hope to see you soon!
 

 

 
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